The Fiscal Cliff and the Showdown Between Redistribution and Property Rights

…But first, Milton Friedman agreeing with a socialist:  “One of the reasons why I am in favor of less government is because when you have more government, industrialists take it over, and the two together form a coalition against the… Continue Reading

Liberal Democracy Is Not Too Big to Fail

[Originally posted at the main page.] Three months after the infamous Kelo v. New London opinion was issued in June 2005, Professor Thomas W. Merrill testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his surprise at the public’s “stunning” and “overwhelming… Continue Reading

You may not be interested in infrastructure, but infrastructure is interested in you

Reacting to my previous post analyzing the President’s statements Friday last, Burt Likko could not “reasonably understand Obama to be arguing for a proposition to the effect of ‘Everything belongs to society ab initio, so the government should be able… Continue Reading